Options for existing prefinished?

Old 02-23-07, 12:14 AM
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Options for existing prefinished?

Hi, can a prefinished white oak floor be sanded flush to remove the bevel/seam between all the planks? I am guessing this would be about a 1/32"? Is this a monumental task for a DIY in dining ,living room and hall?Is there a way to lighten white oak (pickling/bleaching)to more resemble red oak?Lastly, any tips on removing baseboard in which the hardwood floor was installed butting into it.I would say about 3/4" of the baseboard is now below floor level.Any thoughts,ideas,warnings? Thanks
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You loose a lot of the sandable surface, trying to sand out beveled edges. If it is an engineered board, no way, I wouldn't think of trying it.

Now with bevels they hide a lot of gapped boards, now the floor is sanded down to remove the bevels, you may have gaps that need attention.

Find the nails holding the baseboards on, with an earth magnet. Take a nail punch and drive them all the way through the board.

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